Throw Back Friday – Eta Elixir

Eta Elixir & Wakeboard

Eta Eliixir a virtual mahogany speedboat

Throw back Friday! Celebrating one of our best selling creations the Eta Elixir which was first launched all the way back in Summer of 2011 and is still a popular choice on the Second Life marketplace!

The Elixir is a classic mahogany speedboat complete with the upgraded Eta Wakeboarding System built in!

* Both Wakeboard & Boat are Included
* Owner can rez temp wakeboard engines allowing friends to join the fun
* Custom scripts and custom animations
* Elixir can carry driver + 5 passengers
* New menu system allows the easy addition of temporary guest drivers
* Dynamic towing system – you are not attached to the back of the boat, so you can really carve those turns!
* New throttle and gear system for precise speed & towing control
* Eject system for unwanted passengers
* Particle rope – can be toggled on and off
* Stern Flag texture dropping
* Authentic engine sounds

Looking back at the old promo video (terrible quality) brings back many of happy memories testing the boat and wakeboarding system. We really wanted people to be able to have fun with their friends on the boat so created the addon pack for the ski tubes at a later date.

Second Life Marketplace: Eta Elixir & Wakeboard

Developer Diaries – Racing Drone

Testing the flight physics for our FPV racing drone on a night course mockup against AI opponents.

Thrust and torques for each rotor are calculated and applied to the rigidbody.   Controls are currently set to joystick and homemade rudder pedals.  The rotors are fully opaque when at rest and become more transparent with speed eventually being replaced by a semi transparent disc.

Still to do:

    • Dynamic racing line calculation
    • AI improvements
    • Add mesh to AI drones
    • Timing and scoreboard